NNPC: Trial of treasury looters to begin soon- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in New York, United States of America on Sunday stated that the prosecution of those suspected to have looted the treasury of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, will begin soon. The president also restated his determination to fully sanitise the oil industry and make it totally free of corruption and shady deals.… Read More NNPC: Trial of treasury looters to begin soon- Buhari

BVN: 32 million bank account owners yet to register – CBN

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Positive Relations Foundation (PRF), has advised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and commercial banks, to take the Bank Verification Number(BVN) sensitisation drive to rural communities. The National Coordinator of PRF, Mr Obinna Nwaka, made the call in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Sunday. NAN recalls that the CBN, in… Read More BVN: 32 million bank account
owners yet to register – CBN

Army seizes 8 boats, 2.3m litres of stolen diesel in Rivers

Troops of Operation Pulo Shield (OPS) of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt have seized 2.3 million litres of allegedly stolen diesel worth N3.45 million from an illegal bunker site in Rivers. The petroleum product was siphoned from the pipelines belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC). Maj.-Gen. Alani Okunlola, the Commander of the operation,… Read More Army seizes 8 boats, 2.3m litres of
stolen diesel in Rivers

Iran blasts Saudi Arabia on Hajj stampede death

Three days after hundreds of people died in a stampede at the holiest Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj, Iran’s Supreme Leader lashed out at host nation Saudi Arabia. “Saudi rulers instead of shunning (responsibility) must accept their responsibility in this grave incident by apologizing to the Muslim Ummah and bereft families,” said Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah… Read More Iran blasts Saudi Arabia on Hajj stampede death

Iraq joins intel pact, with Russia, Iran and Syria, against ISIS

Iraq says it has reached a deal to share intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria in the fight against ISIS militants. The announcement on Saturday from the Iraqi military cited “the increasing concern from Russia about thousands of Russian terrorists committing criminal acts within ISIS.” The news comes amid U.S. concerns about Russia’s recent military… Read More Iraq joins intel pact, with Russia, Iran and Syria, against ISIS

France launches first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

The French military has carried out its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, according to a statement from the office of France’s presidency. The country had announced earlier this month that it would expand its aerial campaign against ISIS in Iraq — which it began a year ago — to include the militant group’s positions… Read More France launches first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria